Barry Mills is the Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for the California Central Coast, including San Francisco and North Texas.
Barry joined Gecko in October of 2005 and has truly enjoyed this exciting career, he prides himself on his ability to research the clients' needs and match them with the right candidates. Barry also enjoys developing relationships with clients and candidates and feels a great sense of accomplishment when the perfect match is made.
Barry attended Iowa State University where he studied Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management. While attending school, he worked in the restaurant industry in Ames, IA. Eventually, Barry went to work for Applebee's, working there for 5 years in a GM role, Barry also opened 5 new restaurants. Later, he went to work for Maggiano’s Little Italy where he worked for 7 years as a FOH Manager as well as a General Manager, opening Chevy Chase, MD and Woodland Hills, CA. In 2004, Barry joined the Cheesecake Team working at The Grand Lux Café in Los Angeles and from there he went to work in Dallas, opening The Grand Lux Café at the Galleria. Barry worked for The Grand Lux Café in a GM role, until beginning his new career with Gecko Hospitality.
Barry is married to Ashley Mills and together they work their Gecko Hospitality business. Barry and Ashley have 3 children that keep them busy with activities and sports. Barry enjoys spending time with his family, boating, outdoor activities, and cheering for his children in hockey, baseball, and soccer as well as cheering for his favorite sports teams, ISU and the Dallas Stars.